Emily the Strange, our favorite Hot Topic misfit, is finally heading to the big screen! The animation we all came to love will be turned into a live-action adaption! The movie has been in talks for years, and finally, Universal Pictures stepped up and took over.
But just who is Emily The Strange? Emily the Strange came to life in the early 1990’s and quickly became a beloved counterculture icon all around the world. In her earliest years, she was a quiet but sharp-witted stranger, slinging philosophy and cultural observations in a series of hand-screened t-shirts and stickers. As her presence grew and became a standard in the cultural underground, Emily’s own story began to emerge in a series of gift books, then comic-books and graphic novels, and ultimately a novel series for young adults.
Universal Pictures is going to make the film based on the Dark Horse property and Chloe Moretz will play the titular, morose character. This is a complete opposite from Moretz’s recent role as Hitgirl in the superhero comedy Kick-Ass, but I think she can pull it off.
I cannot begin to tell readers how exciting this news is to me. Emily was the sticker on my binder through high school and the mad face on my t-shirt! Any other fans of Emily The Strange?